California Bans Grand Juries In Fatal Shootings by Police

August 14, 2015 at 7:04 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on California Bans Grand Juries In Fatal Shootings by Police

Sheeple No More

“We’re not trying to get more officers indicted. We’re saying, ‘Whatever you decide, do it in the open'”

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday making California the first state in the nation to ban the use of grand juries to decide whether police officers should face criminal charges when they kill people in the line of duty.

The ban, which will go into effect next year, comes after grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, made controversial decisions in secret hearings last year not to bring charges against officers who killed unarmed black men, sparking protests across the country. Calls for transparency also have come amid national concerns about disparate treatment of blacks and other racial minorities when encounters with cops turned deadly in Baltimore, Cincinnati and South Carolina.

“What the governor’s decision says is, he gets it — the people don’t want secrecy when it comes…

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